setlist ) - quite an experience.
During the early 1980s, the band's increasingly dark and tormented music was a staple of the emerging gothic rock genre, reports Wikipedia ( wikipedia). And even much later albums like "Bloodflowers" (2000) & "The Cure" (2004) had some dark and raucous pieces.
But bandleader Robert Smith presented a different "Cure", maybe because last Monday also was the begin of the summer (even that they performed the song "End of Summer"). We observed a very buoyant & cheerful program, certainly catering the assembled crowd. Temporarily Smith converted the Madison Square Garden into a dance hall. Though I missed the dark songs from the defining albums "Seventeen seconds" and "Faith" and some of the younger noisy pieces, his "Lullaby " and a lot of other songs comforted me fully. On Smith´s iconic voice combined with a perfect band was pure bliss. On balance it was a great concert.
Thanks a lot Robert Smith and band!